The DeafBlind awareness week will be held from the 24th to 30th June 2019.
Being deafblind does not necessarily mean that you are totally deaf or totally blind – most individuals who are deafblind have some residual sight and/or hearing.
It’s not about the amount of sight and hearing you have; it’s about the combined impact of having more than one sensory impairment.
Sense has been supporting people who are deafblind for over 60 years. We can help you find the information you need and advice on the support you are entitled to.Everybody with a combined sight and hearing impairment connects, communicates and experiences the world differently. The approach to support will vary, especially between the two broad types of deafblindness explained below. But with the right support, you can lead a connected and fulfilled life.
What can I do for Deafblind Awareness Week?
Make an effort to get out and about this week. Don’t forget to tell everyone that you’re supporting Deafblind Awareness Week – why not take a photo and post it on social media with the hashtag #DeafblindAwarenessWeek.
You could also ask friends and family to sponsor you and raise some money for Deafblind UK at the same time! Don’t forget to ask us for a sponsorship form and a collection pot.
Here are some ideas of things to do outdoors:
- Go for a walk in your local park
- Have a picnic
- Do some gardening
- Visit the beach
- Go fruit picking
- Go birdwatching
- Hold a garden party
- Go camping